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post #21 of 35 Old 02-27-2020, 09:34 PM
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Maybe you should just load him up for a visit with @AnitaAnne
I have one or two that would fit him
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post #22 of 35 Old 02-27-2020, 09:53 PM
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I have one or two that would fit him
That is what I was thinking! The blue seat would look good on him
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post #23 of 35 Old 02-28-2020, 05:20 AM
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He might actually lose weight that way 😂

If you end up having to go treeless, thatís going to be an interesting search. Heís so short coupled, even some treeless might be too long for him.
Freeform makes a short backed version of their base for just this sort of situation. Also, Ghost Quilty and Quevos and maybe a few others are short based.
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post #24 of 35 Old 02-28-2020, 09:27 AM
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Just want to say, "DO NOT BUY A SADDLE THAT FITS PONY AND DOESN'T FIT YOU!" I did that two or three times with my hard to fit horse. I told myself, "It's not THAT uncomfortable. My horse loves the saddle; I can learn to live with it." It's miserable riding along on a saddle that pinches, makes your knees or thighs ache, or your back squinched. You keep thinking maybe you'll just go in since trail riding isn't really fun.

Not only do you have to find a saddle that fits Pony, but you have to love it too. That makes it doubly hard. I bought one of @AnitaAnne 's saddles, the Cheyenne treeless, and both my horse and I like it. Some people think it spreads their hips too wide and don't find it as comfortable as I do. But I am happy with mine and my horse is happy too.
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@knightrider ugh, I know, I know, but ... I'm so tired of getting my hopes up only to have them dashed again and again. If this saddle really fit him (I don't think it does) and he really liked (again, I don't think it does) then I would have a hard time saying no, even if I didn't like it.

I know that what you're saying makes sense. But I am having a hard time with it.
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post #26 of 35 Old 02-28-2020, 12:01 PM
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Just want to say, "DO NOT BUY A SADDLE THAT FITS PONY AND DOESN'T FIT YOU!" I did that two or three times with my hard to fit horse. I told myself, "It's not THAT uncomfortable. My horse loves the saddle; I can learn to live with it." It's miserable riding along on a saddle that pinches, makes your knees or thighs ache, or your back squinched. You keep thinking maybe you'll just go in since trail riding isn't really fun.

Not only do you have to find a saddle that fits Pony, but you have to love it too. That makes it doubly hard. I bought one of @AnitaAnne 's saddles, the Cheyenne treeless, and both my horse and I like it. Some people think it spreads their hips too wide and don't find it as comfortable as I do. But I am happy with mine and my horse is happy too.
I do recommend a Barefoot Cheyenne for Pony, it should fit his shape well and not be too different looking (once one's rear is in the saddle) from a "normal" saddle.

I don't have any more of them, but they can be purchased online relatively inexpensively.

I put a Black Forest replacement seat on my Barefoot Atlanta and it is so much more comfortable now! If I had tried that with the Cheyenne, I most likely would never have bought the Tahoe (but I do love the horsehead on it )


My Barefoot Lexington is fine for riding around the property, but tried it in the mountains and it was not comfortable. Have decided to sell it.


I still haven't tried any saddles on Lacy yet, so don't know which one is right for her. Since she has good withers, I will most likely use Herbie's saddle, the Barefoot Atlanta with the Black Forest seat. Very cushy!
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1) Herbie in the Barefoot Lexington. It have a sheepskin seat and the sheepskin covered leathers with endurance stirrups. I would sell it with regular leathers and regular stirrups, as I need the endurance set. This saddle fits most horses.
2) Herbie in the Barefoot Atlanta (not good for round horses).
3) Herbie in the Black Forest saddle, which was too wide for him with that pad. That saddle fits Chivas well.

For reference, Herbie was 14.1H and medium build
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post #28 of 35 Old 02-28-2020, 12:29 PM
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Freeform makes a short backed version of their base for just this sort of situation. Also, Ghost Quilty and Quevos and maybe a few others are short based.
I did think about the Freeform. I havenít yet seen a short backed version in the wild that was for sale used, so I wouldnít be sure if @ACinATX was planning to buy new or something.
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post #29 of 35 Old 02-28-2020, 12:50 PM
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I did think about the Freeform. I havenít yet seen a short backed version in the wild that was for sale used, so I wouldnít be sure if @ACinATX was planning to buy new or something.
I had a Freeform, loved sitting in it on a stand, as it feels like a regular saddle, except super thick. I felt perched over the horse, not on the horse. Didn't fit any of my horses right and they all hated it.

Sold it.
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post #30 of 35 Old 02-28-2020, 01:05 PM
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I had a Freeform, loved sitting in it on a stand, as it feels like a regular saddle, except super thick. I felt perched over the horse, not on the horse. Didn't fit any of my horses right and they all hated it.

Sold it.
On the other hand, I love the narrow twist (I think of all the treeless saddles Iíve tried, I liked my Sensation with is pommel bolster the best, and probably the Freeform the more I ride in it whereas I felt like I sat too wide in the Cheyenne) and Mitch likes it. Iím also liking the upgraded seat since itís got little poley sorta things on the pommel.

I guess thatís what makes tack shopping so exciting. What works for one person might not for the next, and vice versa.
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